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The Church and Science in a COVID World

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This webinar will discuss the current state of churches reopening around the country amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, addressing re-entry anxiety, how to open churches safely, and when to be cautious. The discussion will include an update on the development of vaccines against COVID-19 as well as any associated ethical concerns. Time will be allowed for a Q & A session before concluding.

Attendees will be equipped to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic within the church by:
  • Strategizing on how to open or expand their local church services
  • Discussing the current status of vaccine development
  • Advocating for or against the manufacture of particular COVID-19 vaccines


  • Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Ethics)

    Dr. Barrows is currently the Senior VP of Bioethics and Public Policy of the Christian Medical Dental Association. He is a member of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Chair of the CMDA Human Trafficking Commission. Dr. Barrows received his DO degree from Des Moines University and his MA in Bioethics at Trinity International University. Dr. Barrows began studying human trafficking in 2005, extensively researching the medical literature on the topic of trafficking. This research resulted in the publication of the article entitled Human Trafficking for the Health Care Professional in the Southern Medical Journal in 2008. He has written several chapters in books dealing with human trafficking and has travel extensively within the United States training health care professionals on how to recognize and assist victims of human trafficking that are encountered within the health care setting. Dr. Barrows has been a CMDA member since 1982.

  • Darrell Bock, ThM, PhD

    Dr. Bock is the Executive Director of Cultural Engagement, The Hendricks & Senior Research Professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He received a BA from the University of Texas; his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary; a PhD from the University of Aberdeen and postdoctoral study from Tübingen University. Dr. Bock is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts.

  • Steven Ko, MD, MA, MPH, MDIV

    Dr. Ko is the Senior Pastor of New York Chinese Alliance Church. Pastor Steve graduated from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (MDIV) while completing a MPH from Columbia University, MA from William and Mary, and MD from Medical College of Georgia. Formerly a Professor of Global Health and Pediatrics at Boston University and medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Pastor Steve is passionate about evangelism, global health missions, and holistic ministry as exemplified by the life of Jesus Christ. Dr. Ko has been a CMDA member since 2013.

October 1, 2020
Thu 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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